Seller Competition Requires Attention For A 2017 Showing
“Customers’ first impressions sales will be made or lost before they reach the front door – or as soon as they walk through it,” according to ERA Justin Realty’s Ilene Harpuder.
Her menu of first impression areas that an owner may want to consider includes, “Curb appeal, the feeling customers get from the upkeep of the house and grounds, and how comfortable this makes them imagining themselves as the owner. You want to do everything you can to make them see your house as their house, both outside and in. A new paint job is an investment that may more than pay for itself, and neat landscaping, trimmed shrubs, new flowers, puts your prospective buyers in just the right frame of mind. Inside, kitchens and bathrooms should be in sparkling condition. These rooms are known to be what makes up many home-seekers’ minds. Removal of odors like pet smells and smoke will lessen distractions for customers you want focusing on your home’s possibilities, and clearing of clutter is crucial. You don’t need to spend a fortune to get the work done. Your goal is to have good work done at a reasonable price. It’s wise to get bids from several contractors.
The fewer belongings you have crowding your rooms and closets, the bigger the home will appear. Put some things in storage if you need to or hold a garage sale to help cut down on some of the build-up you were going to clear out for moving anyway. Personal memorabilia can be removed. Repainting rooms in a neutral white also helps convey the sense of spaciousness. Clean windows, fresh flowers have big impact. From major improvements to subtle touches that tip the scales in your favor, the features of a house that we often take for granted can be the ones that determine your home greater selling success. According to the National Association of Realtors, curb appeal alone accounts for half of all home sales.”
Ilene continued, “A little effort now saves you a lengthy process later. First impressions will expedite the sale, and securing the services of one of our Realtor agents will make it all the surer. We will guide you in all the above matters, from supplying a checklist of presentation tips to recommending affordable painting contractors. Whatever it takes, we can give you confidence that, for some buyer soon, the showing of your home will be love at first sight. We will provide a 2017 home market analysis (CMA) with information in determining the true value of your house and the right asking price. In the end, however, the homeowner should decide on a price that he or she feels is competitive and consistent with the price at which other houses in the area have sold. Our CMA report for our sellers is truly comprehensive in all aspects. Complete with color photos and detailed information, it makes pricing easier for those planning a sale. Truly, there is a difference in real estate companies, and our details will make the difference. We ask buyers and sellers to compare. We believe that in order to exceed expectations of what ERA Justin Realty is about, we don’t offer just real estate basics, we try to be as comprehensive as possible. In that way, we know that our buyers and sellers will hold us all in the highest regard.”